School of Life Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences provides opportunities for entry into a diverse range of biological careers in industry, education, and research. 

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences provides opportunities for entry into a diverse range of biological careers in industry, education, and research. 

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
23 September 2024,25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (6 years),Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
School of Life Sciences
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Why choose this course?

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences provides opportunities for entry into a diverse range of biological careers in industry, education, and research. Biology is a vast and endlessly fascinating area – this course delivers an in-depth education in the organismal, molecular, cellular, and genetic basis of life including micro-organisms, plants, animals, and humans. With an emphasis on the applied aspects of the subject area, the course integrates technical, practical, problem solving and career relevant learning and teaching.

Integrated throughout the course at all levels are transferable skills which range from written and oral communication to career and time management, together with numeracy and scientific writing. These skills will assist your studies and are valued by employers. The award is technically supported by state-of-the-art laboratories and a full range of analytical equipment for extensive analysis and investigation in laboratory classes.

What's unique about this course?

  • Royal Society of Biology accredited
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment
  • Innovative lectures from world-leading researchers in their fields
  • Exceptional levels of student support
  • Contemporary teaching and assessment methods
  • Extensive links to employers in industry, research, and teaching

What happens on the course?

The emphasis throughout our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences course will be on the applied nature of the study of biology in terms of how fundamental knowledge learned in lectures and tutorials can be applied with the acquisition of practical and technical skills in laboratory classes. The intention of this approach will be to prepare you for your chosen career in any of the varied career options made available by a degree in Biological Sciences.

To achieve this, the award is structured so that you will learn the fundamentals of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, and microbiology as core topics in the first year with opportunities to choose module topics to suit your interests and potential career.

The second year provides advanced core knowledge of molecular, cellular, and organismal biosciences with further options from a diverse range of topics including human anatomy and physiology, animal behaviour, ecology & conservation, and evolution & development, allowing you to develop areas of interest and choose what you want to focus on. You may also decide to take an optional work placement year on our sandwich route.

Selection for this course is competitive and provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain both valuable laboratory experience and advanced scientific knowledge. In your final year, BSc (Hons) Biological Science students will undertake a research project and also study the advanced disciplines of modern biology.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
International Full-time £13950 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13950 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14950 per year 2023-24

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include a Science subject, preferably Biology
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in Applied Science
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit, to include at least 18 credits in Science

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Royal Society of Biology

"Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement of membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol)."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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